- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York City man killed in last week’s building explosion in Manhattan will be remembered during a memorial service being held at his state college alma mater in Buffalo.

Nicholas Figueroa was a 2014 graduate of Buffalo State. He and another man were killed and 22 other people were injured when an East Village apartment building exploded last Thursday afternoon. Officials are investigating whether someone had illegally tapped into a natural gas line.

Officials at Buffalo State say Figueroa will be remembered during a campus service being held April 10, along with other alumni and members of the college community who have passed away this year.

Figueroa was on a date at a restaurant when the explosion occurred. The woman with him was injured but survived the blast.

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